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Eureka or Serendipity?

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Serendipity.   How trained minds recognize that something is different and, in so doing, solve a problem.  Yes, I know that is not the definition you will find in a dictionary, which claims it means:   the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.  Except the concept of serendipity universally occurs in science and technology, and my definition describes how it happens.

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Stand up and be counted.

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I grew up learning that it was our job; it was our responsibility to pitch in, to make sure that everyone was treated equally.  I’m fairly sure it was related to religious reasons- plus the special circumstances of the Holocaust (also involving religion- but more about subject hatred).  Never once did I hear that doing this made me a hero- or anyone else who was involved in such efforts.

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Seventh Heaven?

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Today is the 7th day of Pesach.   For the past year, the Eqyptians have been beset by the  Ten Plagues. Dam, Tzfardaya, Kinim..  In English: Blood. Frogs. Lice. Wild Beasts. Pestilence. Boils. Hail. Locusts. Darkness. Slaying of the First-born.   We’ve put blood on our doorposts to protect us from that last plague.  And, now we are free, on the edge of Yam Suf, the Sea of Reeds.

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